A step-by-step course for first-time stitches, Sewing Machine Basics by Jane Bolsover aims to turn you in to a pro with your sewing machine.
The book is filled with all the techniques you need to learn from making patterns and bias binding to creating seams and choosing the perfect fabrics. Including 7 full-size pull-out patterns, easily sew yourself a lined tote bag, a-line skirt, a pair of sheer curtains and a bound-edges apron.
Don't leave your machine to gather dust in the corner while you cower in fear when it's so easy to master all the skills you need to be a pro!
This book takes the mystery out of the sewing machine, holding first-time stitchers by the hand and showing the easiest ways to get the most from their machine. In the climate of 'make do and mend', sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book is a full-size pull-out paper pattern section.